According to the National Weather Service Forecasters predict, a late-winter nor’easter is anticipated to deliver widespread heavy, wet snow, rain, and gusty winds to areas of the Northeast that had previously experienced a fairly snowless season beginning Monday night and continuing into Wednesday.
The Weather Prediction Center warned that areas of the Northeast will likely see perilous to impassable travel conditions as well as scattered to widespread power outages and tree damage.
The storm, which weather experts called “powerful,” will intensify on Monday over the Northeast, where the region’s inland parts are predicted to receive the most snowfall, according to the Weather Service.
The weather system will likely begin with rain, which might change into heavier snow in some areas, according to Weather Prediction Center meteorologist Bob Oravec.
According to Mr. Oravec, this system won’t likely be the biggest winter event of the season for the New York metro area, where snowfall has been limited. “At the moment, there’s mostly rain anticipated for New York City and for Boston, rain shifting over to snow with modest accumulation,” he said.
We’re actually running out of time because the storm’s trajectory hasn’t suited the Northeast up to this point, according to Mr. Oravec. We are undoubtedly at odds with the season and the calendar.
A nor’easter isn’t exactly defined, but generally speaking, it happens when a storm over the Atlantic tracks almost parallel to the East Coast and brings strong winds from the northeast. The months of September through April see the most of them.
According to the National Weather Service, this nor’easter could produce snowfall at rates of two inches or more per hour and, in higher elevations, snowfall that exceeds a foot in accumulation.
The Catskills and southern Adirondacks in New York, the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, and the southern Green Mountains in Vermont might see even more snowfall overall.
The Lower Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut could see five to ten inches of snow fall, according to the Weather Service in New York.
According to experts, there may be “widespread minor coastal flooding” and dangerous driving conditions.
The quantity of snowfall is most unknown in coastal regions, such as New York City, Long Island, and New Haven, Conn., and will depend on how closely the low pressure system approaches the coast, according to the Weather Service in New York.
Through Wednesday, forecasters warned that widespread moderate coastal flooding and beach erosion would be of concern.